Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fancy Schmancy Gidgets and Gadgets on blog posts - Do you like them?

You know what drives me crazy?  Okay, you've twisted my arm to get it out of me.  When I find a blog I like and I really want to follow it and I can't find the "follow me" button anywhere.  That's what bothers me.  Some of the blogs I follow have a "subscribe" link.  What am I subscribing to?   I just like to blog - I just like to read blogs - so why should it be so difficult.

I don't think I'm alone on this.  What do you like seeing on your favorite blogpost?  Do you like seeing all kinds of fancy schmancy buttons.....or do you just like to read the blog and get on with your life?  Do you like to see ads (I know that some people blog just to make money, and I understand that) - or do you like to see two or three personalized gadgets, an easy way to "follow me", and some good reading material?  Do you like to comment and then when you try, it makes you write funny words and get approved by the author?  I've had several people lately tell me they could not comment on my blog.  I have the free "blogger" from Google - should I get a "paid" blog so that you can comment easier?  I would love to get advice from some of you seasoned bloggers.  I had no idea that my blog was hard to comment on.

I don't know about you, but my life is too complicated already - I don't need more complications when I'm trying to read all these wonderful blogs.  The reading material is way too good to be thwarted by cluttering up the page.  Sorry- it was just my day to vent.  For all of you out there that I follow, I follow you because you are interesting, entertaining and/or informative.   The ease of following you played a big part in my decision to follow as well - so, don't worry - this blog wasn't meant for you.

Am I alone here?  Tell me what you think?  If I get more comments than not saying you like that kind of thing, maybe I'll fancy mine up a bit, smile.  Or if you can't comment, use the email address associated with my blog. 


  1. Hi Glenda. I have to say that I have never had any problems leaving a comment on your blog posts - only way back now, when blogger was playing up and everyone was having the same problems. I agree with you. I just want a simple button that I can press that says 'FOLLOW'! Hope you're having a good weekend.

  2. I like the simple Follow button readily available, too. I'm here to read stories and rants, not commercials.
    I'll even interact with a comment from time to time when I can. This form set up works for me. ;)

  3. Thanks for your suggestions, Mike. I think I fixed the comment settings so that they're easier to use.

    Thisisme, Thanks as always for your comments. I've had a lovely weekend - the weather is fine in sweet Carolina :)


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